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Best Inspirational Talks | Inspirational Quotes

Updated on May 6, 2014

In Times of Chaos We Need Inspiration

This lens shares 5 of the great speakers and writers of our time. Their messages are timely for now, yet also timeless. Choosing a top 5 or 10 of anything is entirely subjective...theses are MY favorites. Add your favorites in the plexo below.

Other great resources to continue your journey to inspiration are also included. Enjoy!

Bonus Inspiration Video - Lost Generation

This is an incredibly creative video that is also very inspiring. It just takes 1 minute and 44 seconds to watch. It was made for an AARP contest and won 2nd prize. But it got a full standing ovation at its showing.

The Benefits of Inspiration - Inspiration is healthy for you...

In times of chaos, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, fearful, anxious, or depressed. This is partly because you experience what others around you are experiencing. Seeking out daily inspiration can help counter the debilitating feelings surrounding you and improve your health. Inspiration is also good for you because:

  • In a moment of inspiration you are most connected with who you truly are.
  • It renews you, uplifting a heavy heart or a weary spirit.
  • It inspires you to reach your highest potential.
  • It evolves human consciousness.
  • It's fun!

How Do You Invite Inspiration Into Your Life? - Inspiration is different for everyone...

Do you know what inspires you?

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What is Inspiration? - And how can you encourage more of it in your life?

I wrote a series of posts about the five rules of inspiration and how you can promote it in your life to encourage greater creativity, mental acuity, and a bolder heart.

The Greatest Inspiration in My Life - And the story of how it happened

Transformation: The Emergence of the Crystalline System
Transformation: The Emergence of the Crystalline System

The wonderful adventure that began 9 years ago and how it continues to inspire me today...


"In any experience in your life, how you think it will determine how you will experience it."

-Marianne Williamson

Our Deepest Fear - Marianne Williamson

Marianne is a combination of inspired speaking and practical application. I can feel the space of miracles around her, yet she somehow makes me feel that I can have that to. I don't know how she does that...but I like it anyway! In this video she packs a lot of valuable information in a small amount of time!

The Wisdom of Marianne Williamson - The Age of Miracles

Her books are inspired practicality or practical inspiration.

The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife
The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife

Midlife is not a crisis; it’s a time of rebirth. It’s not a time to accept your death; it’s a time to accept your life—and to finally, truly live it, as you and you alone know deep in your heart it was meant to be lived.


"Your greatest mistake is to act the drama as if you're alone."

-David Whyte

Everything is Waiting For You - Poet David Whyte

In this video, David Whyte is being interviewed by Michael Toms of New Dimensions Radio. He speaks of the importance of poetry in life, to help us master the meaning of it. And then he shares his poem, Everything is Waiting For You and the meaning of it to him. It can take a while to get in to the language of poetry, the realm of the right brain. Listen to this poem several times and feel yourself make that shift into a great wholeness of understanding.

The Poetry of David Whyte - Physician turned Poet

This is one of my most favorite books by a brilliant poet. David Whyte was a physician who chose to leave his career to become a poet. In his own words, "My father-in-law wasn't too happy with my decision." Thank heavens for the rest of us that he did!

The House of Belonging
The House of Belonging

Beautiful, evocative poetry that inspires and allows the sense of self to expand into a greater sense of being.


"Your biological rhythms are actually the symphony of the cosmos."

-Deepak Chopra

The Wonder of You - Deepak Chopra Wisdom

In one minute, Deepak Chopra invites us into the amazing intelligent consciousness that orchestrates our being.

Deepen Your Understanding Of Your True Nature - Wisdom of Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra explains profound, metaphysical topics in easy terms.

The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets--a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time--provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.


"This is a world based on well-being and well-being dramatically abounds."

-Esther Hicks/Abraham

I Am Grateful - Esther and Jerry Hicks

Esther channels a Divine Entity called Abraham. Whether you believe in channeling or not, the message is one of remembering our multidimensional Self, the one that is so much grander than our everyday awareness pays attention to.

More Wisdom From Esther Hicks and Abraham

The concept is simple: thought plus emotion makes you able to create what you want to have. But first you need to remember your true essence. This book awakens that remembrance.

The Teachings of Abraham: The Master Course CD Program, 11-CD set
The Teachings of Abraham: The Master Course CD Program, 11-CD set

Be inspired every day by listening to the wisdom of Abraham in the car, kitchen or gym. This 11-CD set is the most in-depth and comprehensive audio presentation on the teachings of the Non-Physical Intelligence known as Abraham.

Facilitated by Esther Hicks in collaboration with her husband, Jerry, Abraham leads workshop participants on a “Voyage of Discovery” during a 2005 Alaskan cruise.

This CD collection runs over ten hours and is ideal for study, sharing, and group discussion!


"We are shifting our global operating system from the love of power to the power of love."

-Anodea Judith

Awakening the Global Heart - Anodea Judith

A master teacher about chakras, Judith eloquently explains the transformational time that we are in and wheret our road map is.

Our World's Current Transformation - The wisdom of Anodea Judith

She is an inspiring and gifted teacher about the body's chakra system. In this book she expands her wisdom from the individual to the globe.

Waking the Global Heart
Waking the Global Heart

For the first time since the planet cooled 5 billion years ago, humanity is capable of influencing-for better or worse-the trajectory of evolution. This requires a tremendous responsibility and maturity of the heart.Only through a rite of passage will humanity shift from the love of power to the power of love. No mere sentimentality, this initiation is an urgent and wrenching shift that will uproot and transform every aspect of human civilization. This paradigm saves energy, reduces disease, is ecologically sustainable, and spiritually uplifting. It focuses on networks rather than markets, favors cooperation over competition, sustainability over exploitation, co-creation of our future over procreation.


Find More Inspiration At These Sites

There are many organzations helping to promote inspiration and guidance during these times of chaos. Look for the messages of hope and faith. They are all around you.

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      3 years ago

      Didn't know the forum rules allowed such brialilnt posts.

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      3 years ago

      MLM works and is the vehicle rsniposlbee for helping many people on the road to find financial independence, typically within 2-5 years.There is, however, much confusion and misunderstanding concerning this business model. A pyramid scheme has no real product so commissions are based on bringing new people into the scheme who in turn also bring new people into the scheme. It's usually the people at the top that get the most while those at the bottom get very little. Eventually all pyramid schemes collapse because there is no real product being sold.MLM, on the other hand, usually has a very real product that is sold either by retail or through members personal purchases (usually both). Members are encouraged to build a network of distributors to market the product.In MLM you can earn more than those at the top if you apply some effort.In a pyramid scheme you can never earn more than those above you, so when investigating an MLM company see if you can find out if there are people earning more than their sponsors, (this is the crucial test to weed out pyramid schemes)

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      6 years ago

      Love the inspiration on this lens! Blessed it!

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      7 years ago

      Inspiring! Great Lens!

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      7 years ago

      very inspiring!

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      sorana lm 

      7 years ago

      I have really enjoyed "Everything is waiting for you" and "I am grateful". Great lens.

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      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for making me think.

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      8 years ago

      Thumbs Up!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for this soul food!

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      8 years ago

      Several things inspire me. Being in nature is definitely high on the list. Wonderful music, and spending time with friends rate very highly also.

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      8 years ago

      Abraham does it for me every time. Great lens - going to be inspired by your videos right now.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I just stopped by to wish you, and those who surround you with love, a very merry holiday season. Many blessings in the New Year.


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      9 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      9 years ago

      That book of poetry is very cool! I love this lens!

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      9 years ago

      Wow. I needed those :) thanks.


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